perennial

Plena Double Dropwort

Filipendula vulgaris 'Plena'

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Plena Double Dropwort (Filipendula vulgaris 'Plena') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Plena Double Dropwort flowers

Plena Double Dropwort flowers

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Height:  20 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Other Names:  Meadowsweet

Description:

This variety produces a low mound of finely cut, fernlike leaves bearing upright stems of airy, fine white flowers; great for edging, borders, or containers

Ornamental Features

Plena Double Dropwort features delicate panicles of white flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its ferny compound leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Plena Double Dropwort is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Plena Double Dropwort is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Plena Double Dropwort will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features